Trail’s end: Help finish Colorow work |

Trail’s end: Help finish Colorow work

You can be part of the process of completing the construction of the Colorow Trail above New Castle Saturday, Sept. 24. Volunteers started this three-mile loop trail in 2003, and your help is needed to finish it. The trail is a moderate hiking and difficult mountain biking trail, and includes a spur trail to an overlook above New Castle and the Colorado River Valley.

Volunteers will receive dinner, T-shirts and prizes such as Lakota Canyon golf passes. Tools, materials and leadership are provided, and the event is suitable for children 14 years and older. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and work ends by 5 p.m. For questions or to volunteer, contact Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers at 927-8241, or via online registration at


Don’t let the opportunity pass you by to visit the 2005 Ryden Ranch Maize Maze. The Rydens are producing this agricultural adventure for the community’s entertainment, and the experience will have your family and friends appreciating time well spent. Hours are 1 p.m. to dusk Fridays, and 10 a.m. to dusk Saturdays and Sundays. They are also offering a special Halloween Program for a memorable spooky time. Call 984-2190 to inquire about a party or special event.


The newly formed Leo Club at Coal Ridge High School encourages its members to be responsible members of their community and the world through community service.

The club’s first project was a dance which raised funds for the Hurricane Katrina victims and for other community service projects. They are also working on phase 2 of the Wetland Project at Coal Ridge High School.

Officers for the 2005-2006 school year are president, Katherine Stallings; vice president, Rebecca Petross; secretary, Cynthia Garcia; and treasurer, Maddison Higgins. The club’s board includes Kayla Groves, Thao Vo, Vanessa Hinojos, Priscilla Rodriguez, Lucas Andrade and Kody Roper.


For those of you who have questions about the upcoming November ballot items referendums C and D, Kathleen Curry and Gregg Rippy will be discussing these issues at a forum from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Glenwood Springs City Council chambers.

Kay Vasilakis’ column, “New Castle News” appears every other Thursday. For news tips and inspirations, please call 945-8515, ext. 513, or e-mail

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